What is the difference between Whortleberry and Huckleberry?

The difference between whortleberry and huckleberry

is that "whortleberry" is any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium: and "huckleberry" is a small round fruit of a dark blue or red color of several plants in the related genera Vaccinium and Gaylussacia.

whortleberry

huckleberry

Noun

  • Any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Vaccinium:
  • A berry of one of these shrubs.

Synonyms

  • (shrubs): whortle bush

Noun

  • A small round fruit of a dark blue or red color of several plants in the related genera Vaccinium and Gaylussacia.
  • A shrub growing this fruit.
  • A small amount, as in the phrase huckleberry above a persimmon.

Examples

  • I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal’lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
  • I’m your huckleberry.